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Concentrated Solar Power, renewable and storage, by Luis Crespo (Protermosolar)

Who has said that renewables will always need the support of fossil or nuclear technologies to provide the supply? It is true that the cheapest and most widespread technologies in Spain, such as wind energy and photovoltaic, do not have storage in centralized facilities (wind farms and photovoltaic plants) [...]

Cloud camera system WobaS provides concentrated solar power plants with reliable radiation nowcasts

The cloud camera system WobaS predicts the solar radiation in the next fifteen minutes. The system has been developed by the DLR Institute of Solar Research together with CSP Services GmbH and TSK Flagsol Engineering GmbH. It provides temporally and spatially highly resolved information on the solar irradiance based [...]

2019-09-14T19:54:47+00:0012-09-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: |

Azelio to Partner With Masdar and Khalifa University to Install Concentrated Solar Power Pilot Project at Masdar City

Swedish solar energy company Azelio has partnered with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company ('Masdar') and Khalifa University of Science and Technology to run a pilot project evaluating new technology in power storage. An agreement to formalize the partnership was signed today by Jonas Eklind, Chief Executive Officer, Azelio, Abdulla Balalaa, [...]

Capex of modular Concentrated Solar Power plants could halve if 1 GW deployed

Soon to complete its first full-scale module in Morocco, Concentrated Solar Power developer 247Solar predicts series build gains could reduce capex to $3,000/kWe and sees advantages for industrial energy supply. Modular CSP arrays bring economies of series and siting benefits. (Image credit: 247Solar. Rendered image) Last month, 247Solar announced [...]

2019-09-12T07:07:10+00:0011-09-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

Shanghai Electric Exhibits Concentrated Solar Power Breakthrough

Shanghai Electric Group, a leading multinational power generation and electrical equipment manufacturing conglomerate, delivered a new wave of smart, connected and green integrated solutions and technological breakthroughs to the 24th World Energy Congress (WEC) held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Shanghai Electric Exhibits Breakthrough Smart Energy Technologies at [...]

How Risk Mitigation Finance Can Cut Concentrated Solar Power Costs

Cutting risk in financing will be the next key to further cut Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) costs, according to the author of Non-recourse project financing for concentrated solar thermal power  published in the journal Utilities Policy. Dr. Steven Geroe teaches Energy and Environmental Law and Contract Law at Melbourne’s [...]

2019-09-11T07:56:44+00:0011-09-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Novel Concentrated Solar Power Design Combines the Solar Receiver with Thermal Energy Storage

Among the many international researchers inventing improvements in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), a Chinese-Finnish team has designed an interesting innovation. They propose integrating energy storage in rocks and fan-recirculated hot air into the solar receiver itself. Normally in CSP the thermal energy storage of the solar heat is in molten [...]

6 Concentrated Solar Power projects with 350 MW capacity will be newly built in China this year

A group of large-scale commercial solar thermal power (CSP) plants have been developed and constructed in China since the official announcement of national first batch of 20 demonstration projects and FiT policy accordingly. Three of the Concentrated Solar Power demos were successfully connected to the grid by the end [...]

EnergyNest signs energy storage contract for concentrated solar power

In the global race for energy storage technologies, the Oslo-based start-up EnergyNest takes the lead. In cooperation with the Italian oil & gas major Eni the first thermal energy storage for CO2-free power generation will be built in Sicily, Italy. EnergyNest is headed by Dr. Christian Thiel. Around a dozen [...]

Concentrated Solar Power marks a historical record of generation with 4,269 GWh until September 2019 in Spain

This generation volume is 4.1% higher than the previous record of 2015 (4,102 GWh) and represents 2.67% of the total electricity generated in Spain in the first eight months of the year. In August, the solar thermal input reached about 9% of the generation in a timely manner, with [...]

Eni to produce renewable steam

EnergyNext will deliver an industrial thermal battery system to Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) and deploy it in a project for generating renewable steam at the Italian oil and gas major’s site in Sicily. The goal of the particular project at Eni’s Gela refinery is to connect the thermal battery to [...]

Concentrated solar power accounted for 3.5% of electricity in August in Spain

Wind energy accounted for 19.3% of electricity until August in Spain. In August, 28.1% of the Spanish generation was renewable energy, wind power 12.5%, concentrating solar thermal 3.5% and photovoltaic 4.7%, and more than half did not emit CO2 into the atmosphere. In the first eight months of the [...]

2019-09-04T20:35:14+00:0004-09-2019|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

247Solar and Masen Ink Agreement for First Operational Next Generation Concentrated Solar Power Plant

247Solar Inc., developer of the breakthrough 247Solar Plant™ that operates every hour of the year, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to build its first full-scale system in Ouarzazate, Morocco, in collaboration with Masen, the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy. Masen is responsible for managing [...]